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Taylor Teagarden opens up rehab assignment
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Mets catcher Taylor Teagarden (hamstring) began a rehab assignment with the team's Gulf Coast League (rookie) affiliate Saturday. He had a strikeout and walk in two plate appearances.

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Padres announce rotation plans for Mets series
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy will be on the hill for the second-half opener Friday against the Mets, the team announced Sunday. Tyson Ross will pitch Saturday and Odrisamer Despaigne will finish off the three-game series next Sunday.

The Padres have not announced their rotation plans after the Mets series.

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Daniel Webb working on delivery
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

White Sox reliever Daniel Webb is working with bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen on his delivery, reports MLB.com.  "It's throwing a pitch and knowing what I did on a bad pitch," Webb said. "Feeling it, that I have to fix that right away and not let it keep going."

Webb is 4-2 with a 3.12 ERA in 40 1/3 innings.

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Brad Hand leaves start due to shin injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Marlins starting pitcher Brad Hand had to leave Sunday's game against the Mets after just four innings due to a bruised right shin

The left-handed hurler left with Miami trailing 3-1. He gave up a sac fly to Chris Young in the second inning before New York took a two-run lead in the fourth inning on an RBI single from opposing pitcher Jacob deGrom and an RBI double from outfielder Curtis Granderson.

Hand was charged with three runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out one. Hand's next start is not yet known since the Marlins have not announced their post-All-Star-break rotation plans.

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Jeremy Hellickson on track to return against Red Sox
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson was sent to the minors so he can stay on schedule through the All-Star break, reports MLB.com. Hellickson will make two minor-league starts before being recalled for the home series against Boston starting July 25.

Hellickson just returned from the disabled list and made his season debut last Tuesday against the Royals. He was sharp, allowing one earned run in 4 1/3 innings.

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Rays reveal rotation plans
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Rays announced their pitching rotation for the first series after the All-Star break. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Alex Cobb, David Price and Chris Archer will face the Twins.

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A's announce rotation plans for start of second half
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Athletics announced their post-All-Star-break rotation plans Sunday. Jeff Samardzija has drawn the first start of the second half Friday vs. Baltimore.

Jason Hammel will pitch the second game of the Baltimore series and Sonny Gray will finish off the three-game set. Scott Kazmir will then pitch the opener of a series against Houston July 22. He will be followed by Jesse Chavez before the rotation resets.

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Drew Pomeranz optioned to minors after DL activation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Athletics pitcher Drew Pomeranz (hand) was activated off the 15-day disabled list and then optioned to Triple-A Sacramento Sunday. The A's did not have a rotation spot for Pomeranz after trading for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

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Mariners line up post-break rotation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon announced his team's post-All-Star-break rotation plans Sunday, and Hisashi Iwakuma was given the nod to start the second-half opener Friday against the Angels.

He will be followed by Felix Hernandez and Chris Young in the three-game series at Los Angeles. Roenis Elias will then open a series at home against the Mets July 21, but McClendon did not announce a starter for the second game of the New York series. 

It is assumed Taijuan Walker will rejoin the rotation from Triple-A Tacoma. However, McClendon didn't seem pleased with how Walker fared for Tacoma Saturday, according to MLB.com. Walker allowed one run on four hits and one walk in five innings, but he needed 83 pitches and had only one strikeout. McClendon said the bar needs to be raised for Walker.

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Reds making sure not to rush Jack Hannahan
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Reds infielder Jack Hannahan, who is working his way back from October shoulder surgery, has gone 3 for 9 (.333) with one double and one RBI in three games since beginning a rehab assignment with Class A Dayton. He has been the DH all three games.

"He's starting to do some things at first base and we're segueing probably from DH to first base and eventually to third base," Reds manager Bryan Price said, per MLB.com. "But he's doing some different throws -- like that 3-6-1 double play -- which requires a different arm angle and footwork. So every time we reintegrate something, there's typically a little more soreness afterward, as you would expect while getting into shape.

"So we're taking a step and then we're taking a day off for recovery. He felt great yesterday."

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